Lisa Marsden ofXA! nini African Wildlife Safaris (www.xasafaris.com) has forwarded me some good news with regards to a reduction in the price of gorilla tracking permits for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park over Mar-May and Oct-Nov 2011.
“During the course of 2011, two new gorilla groups will complete their habituation program and be opened up to visitors. This will take the number of habituated gorilla groups up to eight. Because of the increase in number of permits that will become available, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has decided to reduce the price of gorilla permits for the above months. Foreign non-residents will now pay US$350.00 (down from US$500), foreign residents will pay $250.00, and East Africans will pay Ush100,000. And the new tariffs are ONLY applicable from March to May and October to November when sales are at their lowest.As ever, gorilla tracking permits are valid for one walk per day.”